For Immediate Release

The Mexican Museum Presents New Exhibition “Fascination with Fauna: The Portrayal of Animals in Pre-Hispanic Art”

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Exhibition showcases significance of animals to ancient Mexican, Central American and Peruvian cultures

Thursday, December 15, 2016
6-8pm Opening reception

San Francisco, CA — December 5, 2016 —The Mexican Museum announces the grand opening of the new exhibition, Fascination with Fauna: The Portrayal of Animals in Pre-Hispanic Art (Fascinación con la Fauna: Representación de Animales en el Arte Pre-Hispanico). The exhibition opens to the public on Thursday, Dec. 15 and runs through Feb. 26, 2017. Featuring art from the museum’s renowned Pre-Hispanic collection, the exhibition will communicate the significance of animals in nature, religion, society, and art to three cultures from early Mexico (the Nayarit, Colima, and Zapotec), Central America, and Peru.

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